Sunday, November 27, 2011

Goodbye Blogger. I'm in Love with Tumblr.

Blogger, it's been fun, but I've had to move on. I've really had about all I can take of your limited format. I've gone batty over the teensy images, and tried everything I could think of to remedy it, or to ignore it. But it's just sad to have a photo blog with tiny images when better options exist.

Henceforth, I've officially migrated the blog to Tumblr.

Please visit Rebecca Horne Photography blog in it's new home. Rebecca Horne Photography/Blogger will remain here as an archive for now.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Black Old Sun

This started as one thing and ended up as another, as often happens! I experimented with a hand mirror reflecting direct sunlight--I was amazed to see that the sun seems to actually burn into the film and shows up black in a reversal.

I had a giant scan made of a polaroid image recently, because it was selected to be on the cover of a forthcoming book. More on that later. Turns out it makes a pretty good big image, after all. I've been wondering how to incorporate some of these polaroids that I love and that can never seem to be repeated in a film version, no matter how hard I try. But now I see, I can just let them be. I'll just make big scans of them, clean off the dust, and have them printed, eventually..

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Recent Favorite Pari Dukovic

I went to Atlanta last weekend overnight to be on a panel speaking to students at a small school called Portfolio Center. The panel featured three of the PDN 30 from this year; Justine Reyes (who I've blogged about here before), Pari Dukovic and Matthew Kristall. It was so refreshing to be at a school where people are making things just for the hell of it. The students were great, and it was a pleasure to see the work of these young photographers more in-depth. Pari Dukovic's work struck me as bold, emotional and raw in a way I really liked...He mentioned welcoming mistakes, and going against what he was taught. When he was told to develop the film for seven minutes, he developed it for 20 minutes...
Hope to work with him in the future.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Barfing Salt, again

I worked on this barfing salt shot again this weekend. It was hard to see what I was doing. However, now that I have the contacts in hand, I see that I need to shoot this with a flash, or more light for a faster shutter speed. The only thing really moving in the shot should be the salt. The figure is too soft..

I'm hope all the blog format changing has not been disorienting for readers of this blog. I reverted back to the simple Blogger template as the new "dynamic" templates from Blogger do not allow any kind of homepage information, and I need my disclaimer and note about what the blog is.. One result of trying the new templates was that it encouraged me to post more widely on other topics.. and I think I will keep doing that.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Scissor Hands

Daniel Murphy is one of the nicest people I've met at The Wall Street Journal. Danny also freelances as a prop stylist, artist and general creative smarty-pants. He makes things out of paper- two examples shown here. Yes, out of paper! Kind of makes my paper props look like work by a three year old. He came in very handy on a recent shoot-- when, once again, I had a photo shoot set in a kitchen. (For some reason there have been a lot of kitchens that have needed photographing lately..) He built some stunning props for the kitchen portrait shoot that added pops of color and interesting shapes to the shoot. It's great to know someone like Danny when you are running low on ideas and need something a little extra. Photos by Daniel Murphy.